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Roman Emperors and Governors

George Anderson Lawson & Laurence Tindall

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The Roman Baths complex is a well-preserved Roman site once used for public bathing. There are four main features: the Sacred Spring, the Roman Temple, the Roman Bath House and the museum, holding finds from Roman Bath. The buildings above street level date from the 19th century.
On the balustrade around the Great Bath are statues of Roman governors of the province of Britannia and Roman emperors with particular connections to Britain.

The present statues are by George Anderson Lawson except for the one of Julius Caesar, which is a copy made by Laurence Tyndall in 1989.
Bath - Roman Emperors and Governors
jvlivs | cæsar
Julius Caesar (Rome 63 BC - Nola 14 AD), first emperor of the Roman Empire (Wikipedia).
Bath - Roman Emperors and Governors
clav | divs
Claudius (10 BC - 54 AD), Roman Emperor, 41-54
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vespa | sianvs
(9 - 79 AD)
Roman emperor, 69-79
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ostori | vs sca | pvla
Publius Ostorius Scapula (d. 52 AD), governor of Britannia, 47-52
Bath - Roman Emperors and Governors
sveto | nivs pa | vlinus
Gaius Suetonius Paulinus, governor of Britannia, 58-62 AD
Bath - Roman Emperors and Governors
jvlivs | agri | cola
Gnaeus Julius Agricola (40-93 AD), governor of Britannia, 78-85 AD
Bath - Roman Emperors and Governors
hadr | ianvs
Hadrianus / Hadrian (76-138 AD), Roman Emperor, 117-138 (Wikipedia).
Bath - Roman Emperors and Governors
consta | ntinvs | magnvs
Constantine the Great (c. 285-337), Roman Emperor, 306-337 (Wikipedia).
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Head of Roma symbolising the spirit of Rome


Sources & Information


  • Caesar, Julius
  • Claudius (emperor)
  • Constantine the Great
  • Emperor
  • Governor
  • Hadrianus (emperor)
  • Julius Agricola, Gnaeus
  • Lawson, George Anderson
  • Ostorius Scapula, Publius
  • Suetonius Paulinus, Gaius
  • Tindall, Laurence
  • Vespasian (emperor)
  • Location (N 51°22'51" - W 2°21'33")

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